Parents do not want their children to be far away from them. This means they definitely do not want to see that their children are forced to relocate to another place with their former spouse. This can have an effect on their relationship with their child since they may not be able to see them as often. Since child custody arrangements may not give them all the time they want with their child, the relocation of their child can lead to less time together that proves to be upsetting. If your former spouse is trying to relocate with your child, you should take legal action to prevent this from occurring. For these situations, you will need experienced legal counsel to help with your defense. You can prevent your child from relocating. A judge will make a decision on the matter. If they believe a relocation of the child will have a negative effect on the child, they may not allow the child to relocate with your former spouse.
Even if you do not have the role as custodial parent, you are still able to fight against child relocation. The court system tries to keep the child’s relationship with both parents working. They would not want to jeopardize that. However, if one parent proves that they are unfit as a parent, the relocation of the child may be seen as beneficial. These situations can vary on a case by case basis.
Does legal custody allow me a say in relocation matters?
As a parent with legal custody of a child, you are entitled to make decisions for them that can be based on various issues. These decisions can be in relation to their education, medical treatment, religion and much more. The relocation of your child to another area is a decision that you should be included in. If you believe this relocation will have negative effects on your child, you should speak up in order to prevent this from occurring. If you do not want your relationship with your child to be affected, you may also be entitled to present this reasoning. The courts do not want to disrupt the child custody arrangement that is in place. If one parent is trying to move across the country with the child, this can cause the relationship between the child and the other parent to be greatly affected. Judges will take into account all factors to make a final decision for the case.
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